Aug
04
2017
1

‘Ode to Pennsic IV.’

Everybody have a good weekend.

Michael Longcor

Annotated version after the fold.

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May
25
2015
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‘Bob’s Dog Obedience School and Taxidermy Shop.’

I love this song.  So much so that I don’t mind the lack of an Amazon link.  No, really*.

Seriously, my wife and I can and do sing along to this one.

Moe Lane

*But feel free to buy stuff anyway, if you like.  I’m pretty close this month in referral fees to be able to afford the Wii U.

Apr
15
2014
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‘The Ballad of the ‘Clampherdown.”

(From Norman & Saxon, and good luck finding a copy at this point.)

I am informed that this was actually a satirical poem.

…Dammit, I still think that you could get away with this trick.  Once.

Jan
23
2014
8

“Norman & Saxon.”

“Norman and Saxon,” Norman & Saxon, Michael Longcor

…’Tis good advice. Although I’m given to understand that the post-Conquest Norman/Saxon conflict was a great deal less epic than Sir Walter Scott would have had you believe.

Jul
09
2013
1

“Poor Honest Men.”

“Poor Honest Men,” Norman & Saxon, Michael Longcor.

From what I’ve heard, putting Rudyard Kipling to music is pretty much the easiest damn thing to do in the world.  Not to mention, pretty aesthetically pleasing.

Feb
27
2012
2

“Brown Bess.”

In reference to Glenn Reynolds’ natural-enough surprise that we’re still using a damn good plane design, I shall now quote some Rudyard Kipling at him.  Because that’s how I roll.

Brown Bess,” by Rudyard Kipling
The Army Musket — 1700-1815

IN the days of lace-ruffles, perukes and brocade
Brown Bess was a partner whom none could despise–
An out-spoken, flinty-lipped, brazen-faced jade,
With a habit of looking men straight in the eyes–
At Blenhein and Ramillies fops would confess
They were pierced to the heart by the charms of Brown Bess.

Though her sight was not long and her weight was not small,
Yet her actions were winning, her language was clear;
And everyone bowed as she opened the ball
On the arm of some high-gaitered, grim grenadier.
Half Europe admitted the striking success
Of the dances and routs that were given by Brown Bess.

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Aug
02
2011
4

‘Planet Zydeco.’ The song, not the band.

It’s a Cajun science fiction song.

You’re welcome.

Moe Lane

PS: Michael Longcor.

Jun
09
2011
1

“The Bold Marauder.”

Hey, it’s on YouTube!

The artist is Michael “Moonwulf” Longcor, and it’s off of the Lovers, Heroes and Rogues album.  No Amazon.com link, alas.

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